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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:30pm EDT
think transgenic technology will have dramatic impact on the human population in the coming centuries. i think we'll learn to use this technology very safely. >> reporter: for now safety is the key question. >> one of the problems with fish which differs were cows, cows if you have a transgenic cow that escapes from the field you could find him. but the fish, once they escape in the natural environment, that's it. you're not going to recover that animal. so what happens in nature will just depend on whether that animal is fertile or not. >> reporter: aqua bounty said, it's salmon will be grown sterile in land base facilities. the doctor said sterility is not always what you get. >> certainly above 95% routinely. >> reporter: that's still two out of a thousand fish. >> that's the problem. and so if there are 50,000 fish that are escaping, that means that there could be 100 fertile animals entering into nature. >> reporter: runaway animals, runaway growth. the whole idea of gm salmon is a hard sell. >> it's big corporations. the reasons why they want to grow them twice as fast is a way to
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